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My Resume


Instructional Designer & Trainer/Facilitator
San Francisco Bay Area
(858) 345-7617

My Objective: To improve the quality of learning and performance of your organization through curriculum and instructional design.

Education/Tech Skills:

  • E-learning Instructional Design Certificate, April 2014
  • Masters of Educational & Instructional Technology, National University, in progress
    Created multimedia learning objects for e-learning and blended learning environments
    Used ADDIE and other instructional design models to improve education and workplace performance
  • Masters of Education, National University, 2006
  • Teacher Credential, California Clear Single-Subject English Language Arts, National University, 2006
  • Bachelor of Arts, English, San Diego State University, 2003
  • Continuing Education Courses: 100+ hours in implementing technology, assessing with purpose, lesson design, teaching to special needs populations, personality type, and conflict management, graduate level education administrative credential courses
  • Articulate Storyline 2, Captivate 7,  Filemaker Pro, Agile, Microsoft Office Suite, GoogleDocs, HTML/WYSIWYG XML Editor SDL Xopus, Illustrator, WordPress, Moodle, My E-coach, Eluminate/Blackboard, e-College, Zangle/O, Photoshop, Camtasia, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Basic web formatting (HTML/CSS), Webex, Adobe Connect, Skype, Documentum, SharePoint, Amazon3, Dropbox, SCORM, Style Guides: APA, MLA, Chicago, Pearson

Work Experience:

Instructional Designer, Intuitive Surgical, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA May 2014- present

  • Develop eLearning, instructor led, blended learning, and virtual training curriculum and assessments for robotic surgical systems clinical and product education using primarily Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate and Photoshop, Snagit, Word, PPT, and Indesign
  • Collaborate with marketing, training, tech pubs, engineering department SMEs to identify and capture learning content
  • Project manage all phases of projects using ADDIE (generally), including video and photo production through end product
  • Research, make recommendations, edit and improve structure and design of existing content for best learning experience by end-user
  • Provide voiceover and on-camera assistance for photo and video shoots as needed

Instructional Designer, (contract), San Francisco, CA 2015

  • Write scenario-based elearning and slideshow training curricula to help companies hire more prepared and successful employees and to help future employees become more prepared for employment. Topics include company and role information, communication and problem solving skills, industry-specific policy and processes. Companies/roles targeted:
    • AT&T customer service call center representatives
    • Dick’s Sporting Goods distribution center material handlers

Digital Developmental Editor, Pearson Education, Mill Valley, CA 2013-2014

  • Wrote and edited secondary level Common Core aligned digital curricular content and media assets for students and instruction for teachers for use on the iPad
  • Reviewed K-12 curriculum and media assets for compliance, feasibility, and practicality to make recommendations for curricular and instructional improvement
  • Tailored instruction to adults, K-12, English language learners, and special needs learners
  • Collaborated with production and managers to perform quality assurance testing; manage media assets, documentation, and databases; use WYSIWYG XML editor and HTML content authoring tool, and prepare and deliver content per specification

Learning Consultant, Genius Learning Technology, Inc., Bay Area, CA 2009-present

  • Designed curriculum, selected texts, and provided instruction for custom K-12 writing and reading workshops, communication courses, and SAT test preparation classes
  • Designed curriculum, selected texts, and delivered instruction for adult English business and practical communication courses
  • Worked with start up company to target fundraising goals and secure business by creating strategy, plan, and execution.
  • Provided technical editing of scientific white papers, written communication in area of nanotechnology, presentations, business plans, articles, web applications, and software product marketing

English Teacher, K-12, Pleasanton Unified School District, Pleasanton, CA 2007-2013

  • Instructed and developed standards-based curriculum in over ten English language area courses in grades 6-12
  • Built site council teams and directed meetings to develop processes and initiatives related to academic organizational development as English language site liaison, cheerleading coach, English department chairperson, and AVID program coordinator
  • Managed multiple budgets for district programs including yearbook production ($50K+), educational partnership programs, sports, field trips, fundraisers, and English department
  • Organized and supervised learning events and training for 450 students and chaperones
  • Tailored instruction to K-12, English language learners, and special needs learners
  • Managed 50-page yearbook project; Selected, managed, trained, and instructed student staff
  • Academic and event supervisor for freshman and sophomore classes

Adult English Language Learner Instructor, Oakland Unified School District, Oakland, CA 2007

  • Designed curriculum and instruction for adult English-as-a –second-language course.
  • Tailored instruction to a diverse body of adult English language learners

Program Coordinator, After School Program, Bret Hart Learning Academy, Oakland, CA 2006-2007

  • Acted as liaison between administration, at-risk urban students, and faculty to report learning needs and advance initiatives related to organizations development
  • Developed after school program curriculum to help students develop core academic and social skills.
  • Trained and supervised Americorps volunteers
  • Tailored instruction to middle school, urban, at-risk, special needs, and English language learners

Elementary Art Teacher, Galileo Camps, Menlo Park, CA 2006

  • Instructed elementary students in art of the 1960’s and ancient Egypt
  • Supervised camp junior staffers, students, and volunteers

Engineering Department Admin, Foster Wheeler, Inc., San Diego, CA 2001-2004

  • Wrote and edited business proposals, marketing, and training materials for engineering projects.
  • Managed company training events including scheduling, travel, announcements, creation of training materials, and set up
  • Maintained client, employee, and outside vendor relationships

Digital Editor & Tech Writer, Northstar Web Hosting, Inc., San Diego, CA 1999-2001

  • Authored company standard operations and procedures training manual
  • Maintained consistency of editorial voice, mechanics, and functionality of client websites
  • Wrote, edited, and researched content for start-up company marketing materials, presentations, web sites, and ecommerce
  • Basic website design with HTML, layout design, Photoshop image production, and search engine optimization
  • Managed client accounts, outside vendor relationships, and several employees